Blakes cry for a voice Essay

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Blake’s cry for a voice

William Blake had a vision. It was a thought that changed the way poetry and writing would be viewed from here to eternity. Blake’s point of views and associations with the characters represents a change in the way the reader dictates who the victim is really and who is not. In Blake’s “The Chimney Sweeper” from the Songs of Innocence and Experience, both aspects of heaven and hell can be examined just the same as a good versus evil aspect of the two different styles of the poem. One poem, two totally different views on manners, morals, customs, and what is right and wrong.
To understand what William Blake was thinking and trying to say the reader
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Highly critical poems on rationality, normality and societal parameters are not uncommon and a trademark of Blake’s later, far more bitter poetry. As a social commentator, a number of issues relevant at the time were the inspiration behind gloomy works such as “The Chimney Sweeper” regarding industrialization and, from the Songs of Experience.
Blake was society’s unwillingness to accept and recognize new ideas and opportunities for change. Stating at one point that these reservations were “an enemy to social progression”. To be condemned in a society that is much Blake’s as well as anyone else’s is a torment that would be felt on all of his art.
“The Chimney Sweeper” from William Blake’s Songs of Innocence comprises
“songs of happy cheer” about field and flower, hill and stream, and the innocence of child and lamb, as seen through the eyes of a child (World Book vol.2 pg 314).

In one excerpt, “The Chimney Sweeper,” Blake, through religious symbolism, gives the image of an innocence child living a life of hardship and grief that gains comfort from the knowledge that God will deliver him to a better life in heaven. The image of this child “who cried when his head, that curled like a lamb’s back, was shaved” gives the impression of the sacrificial lamb, sacrificed into a life of hardship, poverty, and early death. The child dreams of an
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